Staying in Touch with Your Missions During Covid-19


Wednesday, August 26th, 2020


7:00 pm – 8:30 pm



Abagail from ERD

A webinar presentation by Abagail Nelson, Episcopal Relief and Development, Executive Vice President. Hosted by the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania's Global Mission Commission.

A comprehensive overview of how churches and dioceses are coping with Covid-19 throughout the Anglican Communion. Learn what parishes are doing to stay in touch with their missions.

Q&A to follow presentation

A follow up Zoom conference will be scheduled to hear voices on the ground from specific missions known to churches in our Diocese.

About the presenter: Abagail Nelson

Abagail Nelson is the Executive Vice President at Episcopal Relief & Development where she leads global program strategy. She has worked throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America and the United States for over 20 years, responding to disasters, alleviating hunger, fighting disease and reducing exposure to risk. Nelson takes a systems approach to development challenges, and has led broad coalitions of private, public and faith based partners to achieve programmatic impact. She currently serves on the board of directors of Corus International, and the Anglican Alliance, and is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Nelson holds a BA from Harvard College and an MSc from the London School of Economics. A lifetime Episcopalian, she lives with her husband and two children in Brooklyn, NY where Abagail serves on the vestry of Grace Church, Brooklyn Heights.


Each year, Episcopal Relief & Development facilitates healthier, more fulfilling lives for more than 3 million people around the world struggling with hunger, poverty, disaster and disease. The organization works with Anglican partners to create long-term development strategies focused on delivering results in three signature program areas: Women, Children and Climate.